A new law went into effect Tuesday, which prohibits models with a BMI under 18.5 from appearing in ads.
Another provision of the law requires publications to disclose whether the images they’re publishing have been altered to make models look thinner.
From reading the article, it seems like these guidelines are intended to protect the health of models more than anything else. Hopefully, the impact will be wider, and eventually raise awareness of what a healthy female body really looks like.
- Israel Bans Too-Thin Models (jpost.com)